For the next few weeks, things will largely be hit and miss with finishing up here and moving home. I do study, but sometimes it's hard to squeeze in writing. It doesn't make much sense to continue copying and pasting the footnote scriptures used in each study. However, a link is provided to the chapter, so anyone wanting them may find them.
Jesus the Christ Chapter 11...
This chapter teaches of Jesus miracles. Specifically, we explore the wedding feast wine. It was Jesus' first recorded public miracle. Mary wanted Jesus to fix the problem: lack of wine. It is unclear if she understood His power, although He did allude to it. In the end, He did cause water to become wine.
Arrogance causes many to deny miracles, because they cannot explain them. Although the brains of men are complicated and not quite understood, they are not omniscient. There is something greater than the human mind and its capacity to understand.
I have witnessed miracles and know they are real. Just this winter, my youngest son escaped two terrible accidents without harm. The first occurred on an icy night in December, when a semi-truck ran him off the road. He spun out into the guardrail, totaling the car. He walked away. The second happened last spring, when he was hit riding his bicycle. The bike was bent up and knocked over, but he was unhurt. These are only two examples of the hand of God in my life.
Of course I could explain these away as chance. Be that as it may, I refuse to accept that limitation. If one only opens their eyes, they will see daily miracles or tender mercies of the Lord. Most are small but important ways that God directs the lives of those that love Him. Others are blatant reminders of His guiding hand.